The curriculum of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy is designed to provide the student with the foundation to be a general practitioner who possesses the core knowledge and skills needed for the provision of pharmaceutical care. The minimum total instructional time for the curriculum requires four academic years at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy.
The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy offers the Doctorate of Pharmacy program. The students enrolled in this program are exposed to a core professional curriculum including the biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social, behavioral, and administrative pharmacy sciences, and pharmacy practice. The curriculum, which is offered through 146 semester credit hours (SCH), is organized in such a way that the student progresses through the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences didactic and laboratory coursework into summative experiential rotations. This total includes 102 SCH of the Core Curriculum (required courses), six hours of elective classes, and 38 SCH of clinical-experiential activities including two hours for classes of 2014 and 2015, one hour for classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 of Pharmacy capstone. The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted exclusively to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Pharmacy Grand Rounds, where the knowledge gained and skills developed in the first three years are greatly enhanced and expanded. The primary goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive pharmacy education in a stimulating environment to prepare students for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring, ethical professionals dedicated to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care.